South Boston Sea Wall – Boston MA


Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers constructed a sea wall in South Boston, Massachusetts. From a W.P.A. Bulletin:

Designed to hold back destructive water at flood tides, to keep drifting sand from the adjoining roadway and non-bathers from encroaching on the beach area a WPA Sea Wall Project, Columbus Park, South Boston, extends for more than half a mile along the beach.

The status of this structure is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Aug. 8, 1936 (pg. 2)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2017.

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Location Info

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Columbus Park
Boston, MA

Location notes: Approx. location

Coordinates: 42.326554, -71.047763

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